The partner universities of IMARC, keep a close eye on developments regarding the coronavirus and publishes the latest updates here. Also, you can find Frequently Asked Questions here.


Career after IMARC

IMARC fosters cooperation and dialogue between public and private organisations and civil society, which strengthens academic and societal relevance of the programme and contributes to

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New applications open in 2022

The submission for cohort 2021-2023 is closed. The new application procedure for 2022-2024 will start from January 2022 onwards until the following deadlines: Application deadline

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First IMARC graduates

On 25 September, we celebrated the first IMARC graduates with the Ghent track. Very much respect how they finished their thesis during the COVID-19 period.

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Student Blog

Who are we? Deviance Incubator is an IMARC student initiative. We are an international group of Master’s students with diverse (research) interests, covering different topics with a transnational scope.

Contributors: Anna Reißig, Alide Heida, Andrea Campagnola, Brian Flood, Felicitas Hochstrasser, Floris Liekens, Giulia Macario, Julia Carlota Gómez Careaga, Marta Zeloni, Nikita Robinson.

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Study programme

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and social justice. IMARC is a collaborative programme offered by three different universities in Europe.

Why study IMARC

International mobility

Intercultural exchange

Theoretical and practical perspectives on border crossing, security and social justice

A double degree (EUR + other university) and possibly a multiple degree.

Courses connected to scientific research of the highest quality

Connections with organisations in the field such as governmental bodies, NGO’s and corporate organizations

Specialisation: tracks at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), University of Ghent (Belgium) and University of Kent (UK)

Participation in international conferences twice a year with students from other universities (Common Study Sessions)

Career perspectives

After successfully finishing IMARC you will have 2 or more Master of Science degrees. With an IMARC diploma, you are a highly trained professional with criminological expertise, advanced analytical skills, and an international outlook.

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To engage our network partners in the development of the IMARC programme, we organised a Network meeting, held in Rotterdam in May 2018. This video was recorded in that time and does not reflect the current state of affairs with the current three IMARC partners.

Factsheet summary

Programme name International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology
Instruction language
Master (MSc)
The Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law, Criminology Department

The University of Ghent, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

The University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Student fee
EEA/EU: €2,168 per year
Non-EEA/non-EU: €9,000 per year
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